Unrelated unspoken events and stories were manufactured about many a Mughal in India. Medieval court writers like Barani, Badauni, Khafikhan Abul fazal etc who carried religious hate against Hindu belief and glamorized invaders were quoted as authentic sources. Historians went on to call it a primary source in their research. No one contested this propaganda or analyzed their content, what all these court writers concealed and revealed. Instead Indian history books including NCERT accepted these manufactured narratives as truthful and authentic.
Among all the Mughal King, Aurangzeb for some perverse reason has also been decorated and eulogized by left historians. Aurangzeb tortured, imprisoned and killed his father, brother and Sister. He was a termite king who successfully dug the grave of his Kingdom. His dynasty was reduced to a titular Chandani Chowk kingdom soon after his death within a decade. While left Historians in India have painted a picture of absolute control of India by Mughal Aurangzeb, truth rests nowhere near to this.
Aurangzeb lost Afghanistan to Persian. Mughal were fiercely contested by Maratha, Ahoms, Rajput and Sikh. Nearest to Delhi were the Jat, who found the Aurangzeb weak enough to desecrate the Akbar Tomb and burn the bones of his corpse. The truth about Aurangzeb was not the one how it had been narrated in the textbook.
Maratha: – Aurangzeb is said to have ruled wisely and on most extensive territorial land in India. Historian after historians reiterated the story with their fanciful dream about his military subjugation. But the fact rests elsewhere.
Say for example Maratha was never a Subjugated land for Mughal. Chatrapati Shiva ji during the lifetime of Aurangzeb defeated Deccan Sultan on numerous occasions and collected hefty Taxes. He relieved western India from all control of Mughal. He went on to establish his Maratha Empire in the year 1674 and Mughal under Aurangzeb could only watch from a distance. Shiva Ji vanquished the entire territory of Deccan Sultan. Maratha ruled their western territory for over three decades with full territorial authority and military might except for some small interruption during the time of Mughal Aurangzeb who died in 1707.
Jat King Rajaram: Jat inhabited in proximity of Delhi. Known for their Valor and spontaneous rebellious nature, Jat alone have fought more than 100 major battles against foreign invaders in medieval times. Harveer Singh Gullia and Jograj Singh Gujar the two fearsome gallant warriors against Taimur had been erased and buried. The Persian source reveals more about the vicious battle that happened. Timur himself described this Jat army as “robust race, demon-like in appearance and as numerous as ants (Mulfuzat-i-Timuri, elliot, III, 429). We will cover the stories in detail soon.
In continued tradition, The Imperial Jat remained an intractable opponent for Mughal. They once again revolted and found the Aurangzeb weak enough to confront directly at Mathura and Agra under King Gokul and King Raja Ram. The Attack of Agra has been just given a passing remark a footnote importance by the historians, but the fact could open your eyes wide.
King Raja Ram led his warrior to attack Akbar tomb at Sikandra and besieged the city of Agra. The first attempt was somehow repulsed by Mughal fauzdar Mir Abul Fazal but at great loss. Emboldened by the success, King Raja Ram went after more Mughal army heads like Aghar Khan and Mahabat Khan. Fierce battle between jat and Mughal became the folklore in those days in this area.
March 1688, King Raja Ram led a very vicious assault on Sikandra. Sensing the belligerence, The Uncle of Aurangzeb, Shaistah Khan withdrew his Mughal Army. Same coward Shaista Khan later on made another escape saving his life from Maratha Chatrapati Shiva ji. King Raja Ram ransacked Mughal Army annexed the City and destroyed the mausoleum of Akbar as a revenge of King Gokul death.
In Manucci’s words, “Dragging out the bones of Akbar, they threw them angrily into the fire and burnt them”, avenging the death of Gokula (Mar 1688).
Aurangzeb was numb as well as shaken in disbelief when he heard the news about Jat rebellion near Delhi. He even was terrified at the idea of King Raja Ram marching ahead with his band of warriors and he hurriedly retreated from south to defend his capital at Delhi. You would not read this full story in History book any more.
Ahom: – Who can recapitulate the history of a Kingdom which boasts of uninterrupted administrative and political success without interruption for 600 years and 41 Kings? Yes, Ahom (1228 AD to 1838 AD) dynasty is the longest surviving dynasty of documented India. Despite this amazing continuity, our modern academia and public intellectuals deceitfully conspired to erase the marvels and contours of such a magnificent and longest surviving dynasty of India.
Mughal made umpteen attempts to enter the north east and as many as 17 attempts are recorded where they were summarily defeated and humiliated. And this truth and Gallantry has been simply erased from history books. Mughal lost in a big way. The loss was recorded by Persian Historians yet no left historian who controlled the narrative in free India allowed it to enter. Thus depriving the new generation of truth.
Rajput of Rajasthan: – The truce between Mughal and Rajput of Rajasthan was a century old agreement. While some Rajput kings did offer their services and took vantage positions in the Mughal Army, in return Mughal never ventured into Rajasthan territory. The religious and Hindu tradition continued to prosper. The Afghan and Mughal Akbar both engaged Rajput in battle on a number of occasions, yet the loss of either side convinced them not to make the next suicidal move to this land of legendary warriors. Entire Rajasthan was left to be governed under the Hindu Tradition and Rajput control through mutually agreed agreement. Aurangzeb also never dared to lead any military expedition of might to Rajputana.
The History books for our generation have been distorted to suit an ideology that condemn local warriors and glorify invaders. The historians who cartelized the prestigious Government position and captured the academic institution brought the infamous justification of their smuggled dirt. Otherwise Medieval was also a glorious and legendary chapter of Valor of the History of India.
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